Professor of Strategy and Management
Professor of Strategy and Management
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed Chair in Societal Progress
Subi Rangan received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University. His work explores how enterprises may better integrate performance and progress, and how scholars may help evolve the paradigm of capitalism. In 2013 he initiated the Society for Progress, a fellowship of eminent philosophers, social scientists, and business leaders (www.societyforprogress.org). Their first work was published as Performance & Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2015). Their second book is entitled Capitalism Beyond Mutuality? (Oxford, 2018). In his other research Subi explores the political sociology of discrimination of foreign transnational firms and these firms’ non-market strategies. In 1998 he won the Academy of International Business’ Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original work in international business. In 1995 that academy awarded their Best Dissertation Award to his doctoral thesis. In 2010 his research won the Emerald award for Top 50 papers in management. His articles appear in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. Subi is coauthor of two other books: Manager in the International Economy, and A Prism on Globalization. He is associate editor of the Academy of Management Review; former chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals; a member of the board of trustees of Fundacao Dom Cabral, a leading business school in Brazil; and a member of the Board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. He directs INSEAD’s top executive seminar AVIRA: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role, and Action. https://executive-education.insead.edu/avira Subi is a multiple-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award and Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching. He is married and has a daughter and son.
Articles and Books
- Capitalism Beyond Mutuality? Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science
Oxford University Press, 2018 (Book)
- Performance & Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society
Oxford University Press, August 2015 (Book)
- "Making sustainability profitable: lessons from emerging markets" (with Knut Haanaes, David Michael and Jeremy Jurgens). Harvard Business Review, vol. 91, vol. 3, March 2013
- "The problem of control and the role of home-host ties in explaining multiniationals' foreign operations, competitiveness, and performance" (with Aldemir Drummond), Global Strategy Journal, vol. 1, no. 3/4, November 2011
- "The new era of sustainable performance in business", Pictet Report, April 2011
- "Corporate global citizenship: A strategy perspective” (with Tomasz Obloj). Manuscript prepared for the Arab Business Council of the World Economic Forum, May 2009.
- “Information technology and transnational integration” (with Metin Sengul). Journal of International Business Studies (40): 1496-1514, 2009.
Earlier version published in Best Paper Proceedings of the 2006 Academy of Management Meeting.
- “Globalization the JEDI way,” in, Globalisation Laid Bare: Lessons in International Business, Industry and Parliament Trust, UK; London: Gibson Square, 2009.
- “The influence of macro structure in the international realm: IGO interconnectedness, export dependence, and immigrations links in the foreign market performance of transnational firms” (with Metin Sengul), Administrative Science Quarterly, 54 (June): 229-267, 2009.
- "Can leadership withstand the crisis?" Emirates Business 24/7, 8 January 2009, 1-2.
- “Constructive partnerships: When alliances between private firms and public actors can enable creative strategies,” (with R. Sammi and L. N. Van Wassenhove), Academy of Management Review, 31 (3): 738-751, 2006.
- “Institutional influences in multinational competitiveness: An empirical exploration” (with Metin Sengul). Best Paper Proceedings of the 2005 Academy of Management Meeting.
- “International geography and history in host market competitiveness of foreign multinational enterprises: A research agenda,” (with Aldemir Drummond), in Africa Arino, Pankaj Ghemawat, and Joan E. Ricart (eds.), Creating Value Through International Strategy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 109-121.
- “Global strategy in an internet era.” In Chowdhury, Subir (ed.) Next Generation Business, Wiley, New Jersey, 2004, pp. 377-390.
- “Explaining outcomes in competition among foreign multinationals in a focal host market,” (with Aldemir Drummond), Strategic Management Journal, 25: 285-293, March 2004.
- “Profits and the internet: Seven Misconceptions" (with Ron Adner, Sloan Management Review, 42 (4):44-53, Summer 2001
Reprinted in Brynjolfsson, Erik and Glen L. Urban (eds.), Strategies for E-Business Success, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2001, pp. 61-82.
- “The problem of search and deliberation in economic action: When networks really matter,” Academy of Management Review, 25 (4): 813-828, October 2000.
- “The unending embrace: Raymond Vernon, multinational enterprises, and national governments,” Journal of International Management, 6 (4): 327-334, 2000.
- “Search and deliberation in international exchange: Microfoundations to some macro patterns,” Journal of International Business Studies, 31 (2): 205-222, 2000.
- “Seven myths to ponder before going global,” November 29, 1999,Financial Times, Mastering Strategy, Part Ten. (Also appears in the Dutch, French, and Portuguese business press.)
Reprinted in Henry Mintzberg and James Brian Quinn, The Strategy Process, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2002 (fourth edition), pp. 289-293.
Reprinted in Mastering Strategy, Pearson Education, London, 2000: 119-124.
- “Search and deliberation in international exchange: Learning from multinational trade about lags, distance effects, and home bias,” (with Robert Z. Lawrence), NBER Working Paper No. 7012, March 1999.
- A Prism on Globalization: Corporate Responses to the Dollar (with Robert Z. Lawrence), Brookings Institution: Washington, D.C., 1999.
- “Do multinationals shift production in response to exchange rate changes? Evidence from 1977-1993,” in Dennis Encarnation (ed.), Japanese Multinationals in Asia, Oxford University Press, London,1999.
- “Do multinationals operate flexibly?: Theory and evidence,” Journal of International Business Studies, 29 (2): 217-237, 1998.
Reprinted in Alan M. Rugman and Jing Li (eds.), Real Options and International Investment, Edward Elgar, Northampton, Mass., 2005.
- The Manager in the International Economy (7th edition) (with Raymond Vernon and Louis T. Wells, Jr.), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1996.
Instructor’s Manual, The Manager in the International Economy, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1996.
- “Are transnational corporations an impediment to trade adjustment?,”Transnational Corporations, 3, December, pp. 52-80, 1994.
- "The responses of U.S. firms to exchange rate fluctuations: Piercing the corporate veil" (with Robert Z. Lawrence), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, vol. 2, pp. 341-79, 1993.
- "Structural Change in the U.S. Economy," "International Trade in the Adjustment Process," and "Foreign Direct Investment in the Adjustment Process," (with Raymond Vernon), all in Yamazawa, Ippei and Akira Hirata (eds.) Industrial Adjustment in Developed Countries and Its Implications for Developing Countries (Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1991), pp. 141-81.
Building Cost Competitiveness at the New Philips: Need for Collaborative Leadership
(with Matthias Weidinger), Insead Case No. 02/2009-xxxx
SAP in 2006: Aiming for Global Concert, Insead Case No. 08/2007-5390.
(with Soumitra Dutta), Insead Case No. 01/2004-5149.
Reprinted in Carpenter, Mason and Gerard Sanders (eds.), Strategic Management, Prentice Hall, 2006.
Reprinted in Jelassi, Twafik (ed.), Strategies for e-Business, Essex: Prentice Hall, 2005.
General Motors at ninety: aspiring to be great again
Insead Case No. 11/98-4781.
Reprinted in Williamson, Rick (ed.), Cases in Electronic Commerce,
Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2001. Also translated into French and Spanish.
Teaching note: General Motors at Ninety: Aspiring to be Great Again.
Awards and Honours
- Richard N. Farmer Best Dissertation Award, 1995, Academy of International Business.
- Eldridge Haynes Prize ($5,000 awarded to a scholar under forty for the best original essay in international business), 1998, Academy of International Business.
- Top 50 Papers Winner: Emerald 2010 Citations of Excellence Award. (Article awarded: Rangan & Sengul, Information technology and transnational integration, Journal of International Business Studies, 2009).
- Nominee (one of two) from the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management for the AOM Carolyn Dexter Award, 2005.
- George S. Dively Fellow, 1991, 1992, Center for Business and Government, Harvard University.
- Winner, Outstanding Teacher Award: July 2009; July 2008; December 1998 (for MBA elective entitled “Global strategy and management”), Insead MBA program.
- Nominee, Outstanding Teacher Award: 2003; 2002; 1999, Insead MBA program.
- Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching: 2008-2009; 2010-2011.
- Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Executive Teaching: 2016-2017.
- The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed Chair in Societal Progress, 2010-present.
- Founder and Fellow, Society for Progress, 2013-present. A working group of eminent philosophers, social scientists, and business leaders exploring and enabling the evolution of the market-based economic system. (see www.societyforprogress.org)
- World Economic Forum, GAC Vision Award, 2014. (For TEN Youth, an initiative on mentoring and apprenticeship aimed at deepening behavioral and functional human capital in youth.)
- Chairman, Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, World Economic Forum, 2011; 2014-2016.
- Shell Fellow in Business and Environment, January 2009-2010.
Academic Work Experience
- Professor of Strategy and Management,
INSEAD, September 2008 to present
- Associate Professor of Strategy and Management,
INSEAD, September 2000 - 2008.
- Assistant Professor of Strategy and Management,
INSEAD, July 1994-August 2000.
- Instructor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1994 Spring. Co-taught with Professor Raymond Vernon a master’s level course entitled Public Policy and the Multinational Enterprise.
International business; multinational enterprises; global strategy and management.
- MBA elective: Global strategy and management.
- Ph.D. seminar: Readings and research on multinational enterprises.
- Executive programs (public and company-specific):
- AVIRA (Program director)
- Strategy and international management
Professor of Strategy and Management
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